Living Shorelines

Source: Longwood University, Living Shorelines

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) updated its Tidal Wetlands guidelines to establish that "living shorelines" were the first choice whewn considering ways to reduce shoreline erosion. Rock revetments were the second choice if the best available science did not support creation of a living shoreline, but living shoreline elements should be incorporated wherever possible.1




Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS), Living Shorelines


1. "Tidal Wetlands Guidelines," Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), (last checked August 25, 2021)

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